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LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA. Ed. by Elizabeth Prettejohn and Peter Trippi. Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, 2016. Published in association with Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 240 pp. with 175 col. ills. 30 x 25 cm. ISBN 9783791355528 In English.
Due date: November 2016. Publisher's description: Lawrence Alma-Tadema's paintings were immensely popular among his contemporaries, and have since enchanted a wide audience through the medium of cinema. Anyone who has ever enjoyed the great epic films of antiquity -- from Italian silent classics and Cecil B. DeMille to Ridley Scott's Gladiator -- will instantly recognize their origins in sets and costumes AlmaTadema invented. Accompanied by glowing reproductions of the artist's rich and detailed works, this book boldly re-assesses Alma-Tadema's art through the idea of home: from his admiration for the interiors depicted in early Dutch paintings through his fascination with Pompeian ruins, to his creation of large studio houses that were artworks in their own right. Building upon Alma-Tadema's renown as "the archaeologist of artists," the new scholarship in this impressive volume shows how the spaces he created and inhabited with his talented artist-wife Laura and their two daughters reflected an aesthetic vision that has thrilled viewers and other artists for more than a century. Appealing to general and scholarly audiences alike, this book underscores Alma-Tadema's reputation as one of his era's greatest creative talents.
Artist(s):Alma-Tadema, Lawrence
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 74
Worldwide Number: 174103
Hardcover $60.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title) Not Yet Published.

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